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Terrance (Terry) Kent

June 23, 1952 - April 29, 2020



Terrance (Terry) Kent of Cadillac passed away at home on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. He was 67 years old.

He was born in Belding, Michigan on June 23, 1952 to Clyde and Mary (Leitz) Kent. He was a 1971 graduate of Greenville High School and a 1991 graduate of Ferris State University.

Terry retired from employment at Cadillac Area Public Schools in 2010. He also owned and operated Kent Heating serving as a heating and air conditioning technician.

He was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening and looking for morel mushrooms. Terry was also a skilled handyman who remodeled several houses and built garages for his family and tree forts and play sets for his children.

Terry also enjoyed reading and visiting with friends and family. He was a quiet man with a calm demeanor who was very proud of his children and their accomplishments and was happy to attend their recent weddings. He was a good father who taught his children many practical skills they have used as adults.

Terry is survived by his daughter, Amanda (Sam Lansdale) Kent of St. Johns, Florida; son, Eric (Kimberly) Kent of Boca Raton, Florida; brother, Mike (Debbie) Kent of Fenwick; brother, Dan (Connie)Kent of Gowen; sister, Valerie (John) Tuttle of Ionia; mother of his children, Linda (Strieby) Kent of Deland, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clyde Kent Jr.; sister-in-law, Sharon Kent; sister and brother-in-law, Marylou Hansen and Thorval (Butch) Hansen; sister -in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jim Brannam; brother-in-law Mark Tossey, and father-in-law Herb Strieby.

Private family memorial services will take place. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Amber DeChambeau - May 1st, 2020 2:34 pm

    "Jason and I send our deepest condolences to your family during this time. There are no words one can say to make this situation better, but please know you are loved. "

  • Barbara Shain - May 1st, 2020 3:42 pm

    "Sending my sincerest condolences. May Terry Rest In Peace."

  • Ron and Carmen Bennett - May 1st, 2020 5:04 pm

    "Sending our condolences to all of you. Terry will be truely missed. He was a great friend and loved you kids deeply. You are all in our thoughts. He was such a fear friend. "

  • Ron and Carmen Bennett - May 1st, 2020 5:27 pm

    "He was our wonderful friend. There will be a empty spot in our hearts. Sending our condolences to all of you. "

  • Austin Kent - May 2nd, 2020 9:06 am

    "Ull be missed for all the laughs and smiles I've had with you around my grandparents table(Dan and connie who raised me) I will always have you in my heart until we meet again!"

  • Cindy Scofield Ploeg - May 2nd, 2020 5:11 pm

    "Rest in peace Terry! I will never forget all the time we spent cruising in the MG Midget, while my brother Bill was in the army! You filled a big void for me at that very dificult time! You will always be like a brother to me! Sending Prayers of comfort to the family!"

  • Maureen and Bruce Loper - May 3rd, 2020 9:10 am

    "Bruce and I extend our deepest sympathies. Terry was a wonderful man. I remember the great care he gave to McKinley Elementary all those years ago. We enjoyed running into him while garage saling and we were thankful for his heating expertise many times. We will remember him with fondness."

  • Patricia Ann Richardson - May 3rd, 2020 9:12 am

    "Terry worked at CAPS when I did. At that time I was Mrs. Boyer. Terry was ALWAYS kind, patient, and hospitable. Terry helped with my OLD furnace in town as well as after I was wed to Mr Louis Richardson Sr, Terry helped with our furnace. Terry was ALWAYS GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS TO YOU, Terry -AGAIN!!!!!!"

  • Debbie Schultz (Bennett) - May 3rd, 2020 5:06 pm

    "I knew Terry as a neighbor and school friend growing up. To all of Terry's family and friends I pray God's peace on your lives."

  • bruce loper - May 3rd, 2020 7:34 pm

    "Terry was a great man with great kids, always calm and helpful. (Well maybe not so calm at garage sales.) I will miss him"

  • Debbie Schultz (Bennett) - May 4th, 2020 3:23 pm

    "Terry was a neighbor and school friend growing up. Brings back a lot of good memories. I pray for peace for family and friends. "

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